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Publication Date
July 1995
Page Count
154 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9


A Dialogue
David L. Shapiro

David Shapiro explores the virtues and defects of federalism as it has developed in this country from a variety of perspectives that include historical, constitutional, economic, social, and political considerations. Using the dialectical form adopted by advocates trying a case before a court, Shapiro not only examines the strongest arguments on the two principal sides of the issue but also probes the potential value of the dialectical process itself.

About the Author

David L. Shapiro is William Nelson Cromwell Professor at Harvard Law School. He is the editor of The Evolution of a Judicial Philosophy: Selected Opinions and Papers of Justice John M. Harlan and coauthor of Hart and Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System and has published widely in scholarly journals.